Odor of Burnt Cannabis Insufficient to Search a Car

In a case that should be of interest to all Illinois law enforcement officers, the Third District of Illinois held recently that the odor of burnt cannabis alone does not give officers probable cause to search much like the odor of alcohol alone is insufficient to search a car. This decision is not binding on the other four District Appellate Courts in Illinois but should give officers pause on whether to conduct searches based simply on the odor of marijuana now that possession and use of cannabis has been legalized since 2021. Illinois agencies outside of the Third District should be working with their local prosecutors to obtain guidance and recommendations going forward. https://lnkd.in/gN_BjUSg #DUI #cannabislaw #lawenforcement #cannabis

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BS in Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University's McCormick College of Engineering MBA from DePaul University's Kellstadt's College of Business JD from DePaul University's College of Law Website: www.attorneymccampbell.com
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